2 Kings 4:1-7 (NLT)
One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the Lord. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.”
Our Father in heaven,
The Mississippi Delta is full of single women raising children, but most of these women are not widows. Of the ones who are widows, most were not married to prophets.
In the spiritual economy of heaven, what is their inheritance?
“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?”
“Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she replied.
Are not these single women created in the image of God? Are they not all body, soul, and spirit?
And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”
So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim! . . .
O Lord, would that the church become a house of filling by the Holy Spirit, a house of multiplication!
When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”
O Lord, we yearn for the children of the Mississippi Delta to be free in You, free to be who You created them to be. No more enslavement to lies!
We rebuke the lies about Your identity! We rebuke the lies about their identities! We declare Truth over the families of the Mississippi Delta! Amen.